I recently did a school research paper only to find that the number of Veterans living with PTSD is staggering.
Did you know that , according to the National Center for PTSD, 56-87% of veterans that suffer with PTSD are currently going without and psychological help?
Not all PTSD cases are related to the military though, any traumatic event can leave a person with PTSD, including work related accidents or even car accidents.
Last year we lost my Uncle to a sudden auto accident. His brother was in the vehicle when it happened. As a family member observing, it was clear to me that PTSD was in effect.
People believe that there is a stigma in reaching out for help. In 2015 there was a research study done and it found that 72% of the respondents that showed PTSD were also in fear of a negative reaction to having PTSD.
It became clear to me that getting help IS the answer, don’t fear the stigma! Help is available!